Ferguson and Faith | Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community (Francis)
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The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reignited a long-smoldering movement for justice, with many St. Louis-area clergy stepping up to support the emerging young leaders of today’s Civil Rights Movement. Seminary professor Leah Gunning Francis was among the activists, and her interviews with more than two dozen faith leaders and with the new movement’s organizers take us behind the scenes of the continuing protests. Ferguson and Faith demonstrates that being called to lead a faithful life can take us to places we never expected to go, with people who never expected us to join hands with them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leah Gunning Francis is Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Associate Dean of Contextual Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where she has taught since 2008. She earned her Ph.D from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. As a frequent lecturer and preacher for local, regional, and national audiences, Francis teaches and preaches for many groups including colleges, churches, and denominational events. She has provided pastoral leadership for congregations in Georgia, Illinois, and Ohio. Francis is married to Rev. Rodney Francis. They live with their children in St. Louis.
Publisher: Chalice Press